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Elisabeth Platel

( Ballerina)

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Elisabeth Platel was born in Paris on April 10, 1959

One of the most famous and beloved of French ballerinas of the last two decades of the 20 th century, Elisabeth Platel embodies for many the most pure and sublime quality of the french school. For others, it remains one of the few true ballerinas of her generation.

Elisabeth Platel began to engage in a dance accident. Her parents had no relation to the ballet or theater, while her mother danced a bit in time. Yes, it was quite customary in those days - in the mid-sixties - many girls advised to take dance lessons to improve the shape or improve their health. Elisabeth Platel, first entered the Conservatory of the city Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris, . where the acquired firm choreographic and musical base, . before her teacher introduced her Christine Vussar (Christiane Vaussard), . last Etoile Paris Opera, . now - an outstanding professor of the Paris Conservatory (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique),
. Christine Vussar immediately took the young Platel under his wing and became a key figure in its development as a dancer.

Between 1971 and 1975. Platel studied at the Paris Conservatory. Upon completion of the course she received a first prize, which allowed her to continue her education at the Paris Opera ballet school (L'Ecole de Danse de l'Opéra) in 1975-1976. The impact on her education also had Lacotte Pierre (Pierre Lacotte), . worked with her in the school of the Paris Opera, . and Raymond Franchetti (Raymond Franchetti), . studio owner, . where aspiring dancer was able to observe training of professional artists, . including soloist of the Paris Opera Noella Pontua (Noëlla Pontois) and Rudolf Nureyev on tour,

In 1976. Elisabeth Platel was admitted to the corps de ballet of the Paris Opera. She was 17 years old. Its position in the hierarchy of the troupe quickly rose. The following year she was promoted to coryphee, in 1978. she became "syuzhe" and received a silver medal in the junior group at the international ballet competition in Varna. In the same year she first danced soloist roles in ballets by George Balanchine (George Balanchine) "Divertimento? 15" ( "Divertimento No. 15 ") and" The Four Temperaments "(" The Four Temperaments "). Balanchine, who always maintained a fruitful relationship with the Paris Opera, has become one of the favorite choreographers Platel (she thought he was the choreographer of the twentieth century "), but never had the opportunity to work with the famous choreographer personally.

In 1979, at age 19, she was appointed first soloist.

In 1979. Maurice Bejart (Maurice Béjart) Elizabeth Platel chose to perform the ballet "Life" ( "Life") with Jean Babil (Jean Babilée). The following year she also starred as the chosen one in bezharovskoy version of the ballet "The Rite of Spring" ( "Le sacre du printemps").

In 1981. Elisabeth Platel began to prepare his first major role in the big classical ballet - "La Sylphide" ( "La Sylphide") with Pierre Lacotte, her byshim teacher. La Sylphide, staged by the landmark 1832, which brought in a romantic ballet style, and Marie Taglioni made world-famous ballerina, was one of the most important works Platel at the Paris Opera.

In the same year she also taught and performed leading roles in "Swan Lake", "Paquita" and "Giselle". As a result, her debut in "Giselle" on Dec. 23, 1981, Mr.. Platel received the title of "Etoile".

When Rudolf Nureyev was in 1981. invited to the Paris Opera to stage its version of the ballet "Don Quixote", he chose to perform Platel Party Queen of the Dryads. Nureyev often gave young dancers the chance to speak in his ballets. For Platel, this meant the beginning of a successful creative collaboration with Nureyev, who, especially after his appointment as director of the Paris Opera Ballet (1983-1989), became one of the most important figures in her career.

In 1983. Rudolf Nureyev staged his first full-length ballet as a director of the Paris Opera Ballet - late masterpiece of Marius Petipa's "Raymonda". Elisabeth Platel the title role at the premiere, with Charles Zhyudom (Charles Jude) in the role of Jean de Briena (later Elisabeth Platel danced Raymonda "with the Bolshoi Ballet as a guest artist). The following year she became the first performer of the role of Odette-Odile in the new nurievskoy production of "Swan Lake" at the Paris Opera. The main role in "Swan Lake" is its most frequently performing the roles. Nureyev also confided to her co-star performance in his version of "Sleeping Beauty" (1989) and "La Bayadere" and his latest work for the Paris Opera (the party Gamzatti - 1992 and later she also danced her life). There televised ballet "La Bayadere", which performs the role of Gamzatti Platel.

During my time at the Paris Opera Platel danced most of the vast and rich repertoire of the troupe. Besides those already mentioned choreographers, she also performed in ballets Lifar (Lifar), . Robbins (Robbins), . McMillan (MacMillan), . Forsythe (Forsythe), . Nicholas (Nikolaïs), . Childs (Childs), . Hermitage (Armitage), . Wang Manena (van Manen), . Van Dantzig (van Dantzig) and Neumeier,
. Especially fruitful and long has been its collaboration with John Neumeier (John Neumeier) began in 1980 when Platel, even as the first soloist of the Opera, performed in his ballet "Vaclav" ( "Vaslaw"). Later she also danced in his ballet "Magnificat", "Nutcracker", "Midsummer Night's Dream", "Sylvia. Neumeier is one of the few choreographers who worked with Platel, throughout her career. Together with Petipa (mainly in the editorial Nureyev) and Balanchine, John Neumeier is one of the favorite choreographers Platel.

9 July 1999. held last statement Elisabeth Platel as Etoile Paris Opera - in the ballet "La Sylphide." In accordance with the rules of the Opera Etoile women leave the stage at the age of 40 years (men-Etoile - 45 years). In this performance, she spoke with two of her favorite partners - Nicolas Le Rishem (Nicolas Le Riche) and Manuel Legris (Manuel Legris), who danced James in the 1 st and 2 nd acts accordingly.

After his official departure from the Paris Opera House Elisabeth Platel, acted as a guest star as the Opera, and in other theaters around the world. 21 and 22 April 2001. Elisabeth Platel, together with a group of dancers of the Paris Opera was made in Moscow, on the stage of the Kremlin Palace, where she performed with her partner Ian Saez (Yann Saïz) pas de deux and Balanchine-Tchaikovsky pas de deux from "La Dame aux Camelias" J. Neumeier

. Elisabeth Platel appeared as a guest artist in the British Royal Ballet in London (Royal Ballet (London)), . Royal Danish Ballet (Danish Royal Ballet), . Ballet Hamburg (Hamburg Ballet), . Of the Vienna Opera Ballet (Ballet of the Vienna Opera), . Of the Berlin Opera Ballet (Ballet of the Berlin Opera), . National Ballet of Finland (National Ballet of Finland), . Bolshoi Theater (Bolshoi Ballet), . Mariinsky Theater (Kirov Ballet), . Royal Ballet of New Zealand (Royal New Zealand Ballet), . Bolshoi Ballet of Canada (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens), . Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (Municipal Theatre in Rio de Janeiro),

Elisabeth Platel moved to Rio de Janeiro, Serge Lifar ballet "Suite in white" ( "Suite en Blanc") in 1996. and "La Sylphide" by Pierre Lacotte in 1997.

Awards Elisabeth Platel:

1982: Laurence Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in the field of ballet (Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement of the Year in Ballet) for the execution of the main party in the ballet "La Sylphide".

1983: Award Theater West End in London (West End Theatres Award (London)).

1998: The name of Leonid Massine Prize (Prix Massine).

1999: The prize "Benois de la Danse" (Benois de la Danse).

Elisabeth Platel is also a Knight of Literature and Art ( "Chevalier des Arts et Lettres") and the Legion d'Honneur ( "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur").

With Elisabeth Platel there are the following videos:

"Les Noces" ( "Les Noces"), Paris Opera (1990), The Bride.
"Classic pas de deux" ( "Grand Pas Classique") (1993) (Nina Ananiashvili and International Stars, h. III).
"Don Quixote" ( "Don Quixote"), a variation from Act III (1993), (Nina Ananiashvili and International Stars, h. IV).
"La Bayadere" ( "La Bayadère"), Paris Opera (1994), Gamzatti.

Elisabeth Platel repertoire includes:

"Vision of roses" (M. Fokine), Female (1978).
"Divertimento? 15" ( "Divertimento No. 15 ") (J. Balanchine), soloist (1978).
"The Four Temperaments" ( "The Four Temperaments") (J. Balanchine), third (1978).
"Le Bourgeois nobleman" ( "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme") (J. Balanchine), pas de deux (1979).
"Life" ( "Life") (M. Bejart), soloist 1979.
"Serait-ce la mort?" (M. Bejart), soloist 1979.
"Sleeping Beauty" (Petipa, staged by Alonso), Lilac Fairy (1979).
"Schema" (Nicholas), soloist (1980).
"The Rite of Spring" ( "Le sacre du printemps") (M. Bejart), The Chosen (1980).
"Vaclav" ( "Vaslaw") (J. Neumeier) (1980).
Giselle (Petipa, corals, Perrot, staged by Alonso), Mirta (1980).
"La Sylphide" ( "La Sylphide") (S. Taglioni, setting P. Lacotte), La Sylphide (1981).
Swan Lake (Petipa, Ivanov, staged in. Burmeister), Odette-Odile (1981).
. Giselle (Petipa, corals, Perrot, staged by Alonso), Giselle (1981).
. "Paquita" ( "Paquita") (Petipa, staged by Vinogradov), Paquita (1981).
. Don Quixote (Petipa, staged by Nureyev), Queen of the Dryads (1981).
. "Three Preludes" ( "Three preludes") (Stevenson), soloist (1981).
. "Le chant du rossignol" (L
. Massine), Nightingale (1981).
"Sleeping Beauty" (M. Petina, B. Nijinska, setting R. Hightower), Princess Aurora (1982).
"Voluntaries" (Tetley), soloist (1982).
"Serenade" ( "Serenade") (J. Balanchine), soloist (1982).
"Pas de Quatre" ( "Pas de quatre") (A. Dolin), Lucile Grahn (1982).
Raymonda (Petipa, staged by P. Nureyev), Raymond (1983).
Don Quixote (Petipa, staged by R. Nureyev), Kitri (1983).
"Agon" ( "Agon") (J. Balanchine), pas de deux (1983).
"La Bayadere" ( "La Bayadère"), III act ( "The Kingdom of Shadows") (M. Petipa, staged by Nureyev - English Royal Ballet, London), Nikia (1984).
"Marco Spada" ( "Marco Spada") (F. Mazilier, setting P. Lacotte), Marquise (1984).
"Violin Concerto" ( "Violin Concerto") (J. Balanchine), soloist (1984).
"Carnival" ( "Carnaval") (M. Fokine), Estrella (1984).
"Premier Orage" (Childs), soloist, the first performer (1984).
"Swan Lake" (M. Petipa, L. Ivanov, staged by P. Nureyev), Odette-Odile (1984).
"Kopel" ( "Coppelia") (Skuratov, ballet Bordeaux), Swanilda (1985).
"Crystal Palace" ( "Palais de Cristal" ( "Symphony in C")) (J. Balanchine), second part (1985).
"Concerto Barocco", (J. Balanchine), soloist (1985).
"Before Nightfall" (Christie), soloist (1985).
"Lilac Garden" ( "Jardin aux Lilas") (A. Tudor), Carolina (1985).
"Song of the Earth" (K. McMillan), soloist (1985).
"La traviata" ( "La Sonnambula") (J. Balanchine, ballet Nancy), La traviata (1985).
"Sonate à trois" (M. Bejart), soloist (1986)
"Manfred" ( "Manfred"), (P. Nureyev), Countess (1986).
"Cinderella" ( "Cinderella"), (P. Nureyev) Cinderella (1986).
"Grosse Fugue" (van Manen), soloist (1986).
Apollon Musagete "(" Apollo "), (J. Balanchine), Terpsichore (1987).
"Symphony in Three Movements" (J. Balanchine), soloist (1987).
"Sans Armes Citoyens!" (Van Dantzig), Woman of the people (1987).
"Magnificat" (Neumeier), soloist, the first performer (1987).
"Suite in white" ( "Suite en blanc"), (C. Lifar), soloist (1987).
"Four Last Songs" ( "Four Last Songs") (Van Dantzig), soloist (1987).
"Les anges ternis" (Hermitage), the soloist, the first performer (1987).
"Etudes" ( "Etudes"), (X. Lander), soloist (1988).
"In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated" (Forsythe), soloist (1988).
"Notre-Dame de Paris" ( "Notre-Dame de Paris"), (P. Petit), Esmeralda (1988).
"Sleeping Beauty" (M. Petipa, staged by P. Nureyev), Princess Aurora (1989).
"Les Présages" (L. Massine), soloist (1989).
"In the Night" ( "In The Night"), (J. Robbins), soloist (1989).
"Prodigal Son" ( "Le Fils prodigue"), (J. Balanchine), Temptress (1989).
"Sinfonietta" (And. Kilian), soloist (1990).
"Les Noces" ( "Les Noces"), (B. Nijinsky), The Bride (1990).
"Variations" ( "Variations") (P. Lifar), 1-I variant (1990).
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" ( "A Midsummer Night's Dream"), (J. Neumeier), Titania (1991).
"Lani" ( "Les Biches"), (B. Nijinska), chanson dansee "la Garconne" (1991).
"Glass Pieces" (J. Robbins), soloist (1991).
"Dances at a party" ( "Dances at a Gathering"), (J. Robbins), soloist (1991).
"Lady of the Camellias" ( "La dame aux camélias") (J. Neumeier, Hamburg Ballet), Margarita (1992).
"La Bayadere" ( "La Bayadère"), (M. Petipa, staged by P. Nureyev), Gamzatti (1992).
"Comedians" ( "Les forains"), (P. Petit) (1993).
"The Nutcracker" ( "The Nutcracker"), (J. Neumeier) (1993).
"Till Eulenspiegel" ( "Till Eulenspiegel") (In. Nijinsky) (1994).
"La Bayadere" ( "La Bayadère"), (M. Petipa, staged by P. Nureyev) Nikia (1995).
"Rhapsody" ( "Rhapsody"), (F. Ashton), soloist (1996).
"Allegro brillante", (J. Balanchine), soloist (1996).
"Sylvia" ( "Sylvia"), (J. Neumeier) (1997).

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